Hanzake Nature Museum of Mizuho

Reference/Local/Exhibition/Literature Museum
"This Japanese giant salamander museum is located an approximately 20-minute drive from the Oasa Interchange on the Hamada Expressway. It is also called ""hanzake"" in Shimane Prefecture and more commonly ""living fossils,"" the museum has a Japanese giant salamander breeding exhibit. Besides the large water tank where they are bred that is about five meters wide and reproduces the river in Onan-cho, there is a corner there you can learn about the behavior of the giant salamander by experiencing their smell and other things. In addition, it is also a facility where you can learn about the rich nature of Onan-cho. In addition, they also sell cute souvenirs of Japanese giant salamander figurines."

Spot details

Address
Shimane Pref. Ochigunonanchou Kamikamedani 475
Phone
0855830819
Hours
[May- Aug.]10:00-17:00
[Sep.- Apr.]9:00-16:00
Closed
Monday, Public holidaysThe next day, New Year's holiday
Fees
[Admission fee] [Adult] 310yen [Children] 160yen
Parking Lot
Available(20spaces)
Credit Card
Not available
Smoking
Not available
Wi-Fi
Not available
Note
* Closed from 12:00 to 14:00 due to disinfection and ventilation work for new coronavirus measures.
Wheelchair accessible
Available
Infant friendly
Available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

Review

  • 国の特別天然記念物である「生きた化石」が見られます
    4.0 Reviewed:2019.11.28
    島根県ではオオサンショウウオのことを「ハンザケ」と呼んでいるそうです。今年9月に生まれたばかりの赤ちゃんから、30年前に動物園から譲り受けたお父さんまで、「3千万年前の化石と今の姿がほとんど変わっていない世界最大の両生類」を見ることができました。
  • 小さな気軽に立ち寄れる施設
    4.0 Reviewed:2017.07.11
    道路沿いにあり、施設の規模も小さいので1時間位で見学できますので、子ども連れなどは気軽に立ち寄ってみるのもよいと思います。最近はオオサンショウウオの子どもが生まれていて、かわいいのがいますよ。
  • オオサンショウウオについてはかなり勉強できます
    3.0 Reviewed:2016.10.24
    地域に生息するオオサンショウウオの生態等をかなり詳細に学べ、実物もみることができる貴重な施設です。ただ、規模は小さ目ですし、万人受けはしないかもしれません。自然好きな方向けです。

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